Trapani, in Western Sicily, is the best place to spend your spring holidays!
Trapani has a great climate, friendly people, delicious food and superb wine, beautiful beaches, enchanting landscapes and a mix of cultural attractions. Everybody can find his/her inner-self in this historical land, where different population have been enchanted on the road to conquer their victories.
This city is full of special places and traditional occurrences, expecially in spring and Easter, when the Mysteries procession is carried out together with other events:
The Procession of the Mysteries of Trapani is one of the oldest (dated before 1612) running “good friday” festivals in Europe. It is runned by 20 floats or stations, each built & carried by the various guilds of Trapani. The floats are accompanied by traditional music, city bands and is carried on shoulders for 24 hours.
In the enchanting landscape of Erice, an old medieval village, on Good Friday takes place “the Way of the Cross”. It proposes the scenes of the Christ’s Passion and Death through statues of the XVIII century; they are carried on shoulders.
The beautiful beaches are walking distance from the city center. They extend for 100 km and are the perfect playground for kids of all ages! The temperatures are warm from March and you can’t miss the chance to get into the mediterranean sea.
Trapani is also the perfect starting point for excursions and outside sports.
Kite surfing is a way of life, a way to live the sea and the wind with a kite and a board! At just 15 Km from Trapani, in the Motia area, the sea is always calm, windy and you can walk into the sea for km untill the small islands. This paradise is the best European spot to practice kite-surf for the whole year.
The Egadi Islands (Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo) are just off the coast of Trapani and are an excellent day trip, with crossings taking just 20 minutes (to Favignana and Levanzo).
You can reach Selinunte’s acropolis and eight Greek temples (V-VI cent. BC) in 30 mints from Trapani. You can enjoy one of Sicily’s most important historical sites, together with Segesta temple and theater (15 mints) and Mozia (15 mints).